Rodney King

Back in my day Police brutality was a big issue involving many minorities. If you were a different race you would be treated differently and not in the good way ether. Well Around the 1960s there where a lot of cases about police brutality either it be a causality or a scratch on the victim... its still brutality.in 1967 my parents told me about the Detroit riots slowed down police brutality a lot because of all the damages. the riot was provoked by an anti-racism group called the black panthers. there are thoughts to believe that all this is about racism or about stereotypes...




I was born in april 2 1965, i was a subject to police brutality at the age of 26. my wounds were major and i also had bullet wounds from a bird shot from a shotgun. the 4 cops that attacked me were charged with the use of excessive force even tho one officer did not strike me he was still the supervisory officer and was letting it go freely other then stopping it. then i spoke in public this was my speech "People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it, making it horrible for the older people and the kids?...It’s just not right. It’s not right. It’s not, it’s not going to change anything. We’ll, we’ll get our justice....Please, we can get along here. We all can get along. I mean, we’re all stuck here for a while. Let’s try to work it out. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to beat it. Let’s try to work it out." his speech was very inspirational to some but to others it was a call for violence.....

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(Riot) (The Beating) (Before) (After) (Another Riot)

In conclusion to my speech the community split into 2 groups one for a violent solution and a peaceful solution. i did not want them to sink as low as those officers but the riot happened April 29. It went on for 6 days and if i can remember correctly they sent 4,000 marine troops to patrol the city. after the riot the rate of police brutality. i did not want for that to happen i only want to help our future and our kids future..